A south London home measuring lower than 10ft huge — roughly the width of a single storage — has come up on the market for £775,000.
The home in Brixton was given a full inside renovation by the present proprietor, inside designer Ed O’Donnell, one half of Angel O’Donell design studio, and packs a punch with moody colors, intelligent space-saving hacks and eclectic artwork all through.
And though at 9ft 8in it’s severely skinny, the home nonetheless meets the 2 necessities of our lockdown lives – with a small outdoors courtyard, and a intelligent mezzanine offering a devoted work at home area.
O’Donnell purchased the home for £489,000 in 2015 along with his companion, promoting copywriter JP Banks, and did a top-to-toe renovation, eking each inch of useable area out of the floorplan at a value of £90,000.
On the bottom flooring the dividing wall between the kitchen and lounge was knocked down, making a stream by the complete floor flooring and opening up area for the sociable couple to entertain in – when Covid restrictions permit. “Our alternative of eating desk was extra essential to us than our couch,” Ed O’Donnell informed Dominic Lutyens, writing in Properties & Property in January.
They changed an awkwardly postioned staircase that reduce throughout the entrance window with a brand new, slimline, space-saving possibility in burnished bronze that appears good and echoes the zigzag of the parquet flooring.
Upstairs they opened up the ceilings into the loft, which allowed them to construct a mezzanine within the second bed room, the place they’ve put a visitor mattress, utilizing the room under as a house workplace. The pair take turns between utilizing that and the kitchen desk.
In addition they constructed a small extension for a walk-in wardrobe linked to the primary bed room.
In contrast to many white-walled and emptied out small area houses, the couple opted to brighten in darkish blue, inexperienced and wealthy burgundy, filling the home with antiques, atmospheric lighting and quirky prints and wall hangings.
After 5 completely happy years in the home O’Donnell and Banks live out their very own “Covid cliché” and decamping to Somerset.
“We’ve at all times fancied a spot within the countryside however by no means needed to depart London 100 per cent both so the plan is to maintain a one-bed or studio flat on the town someplace and purchase a doer higher within the countryside,” says O’Donnell.
They found Bruton on a weekend away and fell in love with the arty, Notting Hill scene, so that they’re now house-hunting there for his or her subsequent challenge house – a stone’s throw from Sarah Beeny’s new sheep farm, as detailed on her newest property present, New Life within the Nation.
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